Down by the riverside is exactly where you will be when you make Tansy your holiday home, a charming stone-built cottage set alongside the beautiful River Lerryn on the upper reaches of the Fowey estuary. With views of the river from most of the rooms and a little terrace inviting you to step outside and get a little closer to the action, this is the perfect retreat for water loving couples and families alike.
Tucked away in the heart of the village of Lerryn, which without doubt has to be one of the prettiest villages in Cornwall and the so called inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's 'Wind in the Willows', the village will be at the heart of many wonderful holiday memories. The little village shop is just around the corner, packed full of local produce, hearty Cornish pasties (of course) and the most fabulous ice cream parlour – so much choice, you'll simply have to try a different flavour each day. If cooking is off the agenda, you are on holiday after all, the shop also serves up delights in their little cafe area and if you sneak out the back door of the cottage (please watch your head) and across the lane you'll find the garden of the village pub, The Ship Inn, which serves up traditional pub food along with a good selection of local ale and beer – how convenient is that.
This pretty semi-detached cottage is waiting to greet you with a warm welcome. There are views across the river from the kitchen/dining-room, so if you are tied to the sink, it really won't be such a chore. Take the steps up to the half-landing to the family bathroom, (the back door of the cottage) and the sitting-room, complete with electric wood-burner effect stove to keep you warm and toasty when it turns a little chilly. A further set of stairs (the final few to the twin bedroom are narrow and on an angle, this is an old cottage after all) lead you to the pretty bedrooms which of course also have fabulous views, giving you a great excuse to stay in bed that little bit longer.
With a whole host of walks right from your front door, taking you through ancient woodlands, across open countryside and along the shady riverbanks, you can ditch the car or hire kayaks from Golant and have some fun exploring the waterways. The fashionable sailing town of Fowey has exceptional places to eat and fabulous shops to browse and for all you budding Monty Dons The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project are a must. There is an abundance of beautiful beaches and coves along this stretch of coastline, you are simply spoilt for choice, and in the pretty little town of Lostwithiel, known locally as 'Cornwall's antiques capital' you can explore historic Restormel Cottage (English Heritage) but the best of view of the castle can be found whilst indulging in the wonderful delights served up at the cafe at The Duchy Nursery – highly recommended!
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV and wood-burner effect electric stove
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier (accessed from Bathroom)
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- No pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Public car park (100 yds distant)
- No smoking
- Pub 25 yds
- Balcony furniture
- Full electric CH (partial under-floor)
Your riverside holiday home is waiting to welcome you (Tansy is in the centre of the picture - the cottage with the white door).
For an old cottage the main living-room is really spacious.
Tansy has two pretty bedrooms.
The setting really is something else.
It's a very special little village.
Come into the kitchen and prepare yourself a Cornish cream tea - jam first of course!
For a cottage kitchen it's very well-equipped and has everything you need for cooking up your holiday feasts.
Serving up your meals couldn't be easier with the dining-table close by
You'll never tire of the view at mealtimes.
There's even room for a sofa, the perfect spot to relax and watch the chef at work!
The cosy cottage sitting-room.
To make the room extra cosy, there's an electric wood-burner effect stove - all the romance of a wood-burning stove without the effort!
Lovely bedroom 1 comes with a super-comfy king-size bed.
Lovely linens adorn the bed.
The view from the bedroom will be an inspiration for the artists amongst you.
Bedroom 1 has its own en suite shower-room.
The pretty twin bedroom.
One of the beds is set a little higher but is still a full size bed.
Indulge yourself with a leisurely holiday soak in the family bathroom.
This is an old cottage and there is a slight curve to the final few stairs up to the twin bedroom.
The little terrace area at the front is a great spot to enjoy your favourite tipple at the end of day.
You're in a prime spot to watch the comings and goings of the river.
When the tide is out you, the stepping stones lead you across the river.
The village shop is just around the corner, ideal for picking up your morning croissant, or an ice-cream, and here you will also find the village pub.
The trendy sailing town of Fowey is within easy access whether by road or water!
There's a great choice of beautiful beaches along the south coast.
Take a trip to Lanhydrock to visit the historic house, gardens and parkland (National Trust).